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BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - MAY 18: Detail of a swan handicraft made with Venezuelan devalued and out of circulation banknotes Bolivares Fuertes exhibited for sale by Colombian designer Luis Orlando Ortega (out of frame) at the main avenue of historic downtown Bogota, Colombia, on May 18, 2019. (Photo by Guillermo Legaria/Getty Images.)

The Nicolás Maduro regime in Venezuela has taken out new banking denominations for the second time in less than a year, fueling the hyperinflation of the country and insisting on solving a catastrophe with Band-Aids.

Venezuela sale a las calles

 04/19/2017 - 12:37
Un manifestante se enfrenta con la policía durante una protesta en contra del Gobierno venezolano hoy, miércoles 19 de abril de 2017, en Caracas (Venezuela). EFE/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

La oposición venezolana ha convocado el día de hoy a una marcha multitudinaria en todos los rincones del país, para demostrar el descontento generalizado y el agotamiento de los recursos democráticos para contrarrestar el régimen que ha llevado al país más rico de la región a la más honda miseria, tras 17 años de escalada tiranía.


5 Times more Venezuelans emigrating to Brazil to escape crisis, HRW reports

 04/19/2017 - 03:36
A girl of the Venezuelan Warao tribe washing clothes with her mother outside a shelter in Boa Vista, Brazil, on February 11, 2017. EFE/HRW/CESAR MUÑOZ ACEBES

 The Human Rights Watch (HRW) organization said in a report Tuesday that since 2014, five times the number of Venezuelans are emigrating to Brazil due to shortages of food and medicine in their own country, an example of how Venezuela"s humanitarian crisis is spilling across its borders.

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The tailings of Chilean mining

 04/10/2017 - 05:06

In the Chilean city of Antofagasta, the country's mining epicenter, thousands of families from Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic live in poverty. The came here attracted by the copper "supercycle," which raised the price of the metal to $4 per pound in 2008. EFE/Mario Ruiz

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Philly Latino Food Revolution

 04/06/2017 - 16:29
Merliz Gomez is the chef of the Venezuelan restaurant Tartarepería 18.64, located in Fishtown. Photos: Eli Siegel.

Two new Venezuelan Restaurants, “Tartareperia 18.64,” and “Puyero Venezuelan Flavor”, mark the latest addition to the rich Latino cuisine of Philadelphia. They are part of a revolution in the city’s cuisine that traces its roots almost 30 years ago.


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Eli Siegel